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Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

Director and Consultant of Women, Peace and Security Network Co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Author of Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War I am heading the Women, Peace and Security Network in Ghana, offering training and counsel to women all over Africa. In the early years of ...More

New Focus on Women Peacebuilders

In response to requests received over many years, this summer the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding is launching a Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program specifically tailored to women who are oriented toward social change and who wish to develop their abilities to lead the cause of peace and justice in their regions of the world. The ...More

Nobel Laureate Has Close Links to CJP

One week after Leymah Gbowee was named a winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, she returned to Eastern Mennonite University over the weekend of October 14-16 to be honored as EMU’s 2011 Alumna of the Year. During that weekend Gboweee, a 2007 graduate of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), spoke frankly about her ...More

On the social media wave of the Nobel Peace Prize

On Friday of last week, I had the most fun day at work ever. I had the fortune of being the web & social media nerd for the alma mater of a Nobel Peace Prize winner! Liberian nonviolent peace activist, Leymah Gbowee, was one of three women to win the 2011 prize. She is also a 2007 ...More

United Nations development & reconciliation advisor

Sam Gbaydee Doe, MA ’98, PhD Colombo, Sri Lanka Fourteen years ago, Sam Gbaydee Doe came to CTP from his native land of Liberia, where about 10% of the population had died, or would die, in one of Africa’s bloodiest civil wars, from 1989 to 1996, followed by a shorter war, from 1999 to 2003. ...More

Harvard Honors Alumna

Leymah Gbowee, MA ’07, recently received two major awards for her peace work in Africa. In October 2007, she received the annual Blue Ribbon for Peace Award from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In January 2008, Gbowee was named “Leader for the 21st Century,” an annual award conferred by Women’s eNews based ...More